Last year, you would have hardly seen me in a swimsuit. I owned maybe one, and only wore it when I was on a beach with no one on it. I wouldn't even swim in it. This year, I let go of the summer body mindset and embraced the beauty of showing off my curves in a swim suit!
I put this lookbook together to show that no matter who you are, what mood you are in, and how you feel about yourself...there is a swimsuit for you!
You will see a range of swim pieces from my favorite swim brands ( Torrid, FullBeauty, Forever21, Asos and DivaKurvesCollection ). I own 90% of these suits, and have tried them on, swam in them, twerked in them and played in them.
THE SEXY SWIM
Swim time is the perfect time to show off your body....the exact way that it is. I pushed myself to try on suits that had cut outs and showed a little roll here and there. The trick with these kind of suits is to size up, by one of two sizes. In the Ashley Graham Suit above, I got a size 18, and felt I could have gone up one more size to ensure that my back had great support.
THE CHIC SWIM
Some days, I want to be covered up, but also really really cute. I fell so so so in love with this Torrid swim piece. It had a skirt, and it also had a top with a second bra built in. Let me tell you, they made my girls look like round coconuts...and I was here for it!!! I love love love a good stripe for beach day. Makes you feel like you are a retro mermaid of sorts. I got my true size in Torrid (The top is a size 2 - almost like a 16), and the bottom is a size 1.
THE SULTRY SWIM
There is a happy place between sexy and chic...and we call this one Sultry!!!! Some days you want to be covered, but still let folks know that you got it. I loved that this swim suit was like a remote control, allowing me to dial my sexy factor up and down. I opted for a size 18 in this piece from Fullbeauty, who are a carrier of GabiFresh's Swimforall pieces.
THE BOLD SWIM
If you know me, you were probably waiting for my bold print suits. I loved rocking these Island vibe pieces. To be honest, on some days, I am not my best in terms of body confidence, and the print suits help me take away the attention from my body. I love a good palm, fruit or floral print. With these suits, you are free to be true to size as there is enough stretch. I got this lovely piece from SimplyBe which was my go-to for print suits this season!
THE RED BANGER
My final favorite is a good red swim piece. I truly believe that every single woman needs to have a staple red swim piece. No matter the cut, this kind of piece NEVER goes out of style!!! I am wearing an Ashley Graham piece from FullBeauty, but linked some other fun styles as well!!!
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